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Old 18 July 2011, 13:24   #1
Country: UK - Wales
Boat name: Searider 4
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Evinrude 50hp
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Good quality pumps

I used to use a 20 year-old Avon pump made of wood. It was great quality, bits never fell off it and the hose was made of thick rubber. Unfortunately, my father stole it!

I can only find Bravo pumps now which to be frank seem a bit crap. I bought one a couple of weeks ago and stored it folded up. The plastic bellows cracked under the pressure of the spring!

Does anyone know where good pumps can be bought nowadays? Or are the more expensive Bravos any better? As far as I can tell they all have the cheap corrugated plastic hoses.
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Old 18 July 2011, 14:28   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Boat name: Bombard
Make: Aerotec 380
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Generic double action stirrup pump at under 10 from a camping shop is a better bet - Bravo make a aluminium shaft version DA pump for about 20.

Sevylor Kayak Pump, Double action Hand Pump, Kayak Pump UK

If you want to stick with a foot pump the Zodiac ones are really good and have three settings for volume/pressure.
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